Are germs really as bad as you think?

germs

Here is an article I contributed to for Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar …full article available here..   Everywhere you look there are cleaning products which promise to kill 99.9 per cent of germs! But, as research shows that daily contact with bacteria could actually be…

Im back in practice!! Seeing new and old friends at Haan Health in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

After a long year, and a very rewarding and challenging 6 months working in Palliative Care, I am so excited to announce that I will be back in general practice. From August 12th. Dr Sonu Haikerwal has built a beautiful clinic in the mall…

Immune System and Winter Wellness

Have you ever wondered why your doctor is not constantly sick? When patients come into clinic they often feel the need to show me how sick and terrible they are feeling, understandably, but the extra big cough and sneeze across the desk and myself add…

Gut Gardening.. The Gut Microbiome | Dr Rach

Gut Microbiome

What exactly is the Milleau’ or the Gut Microbiome? Gut gardening – how to understand the gut microbiome.  This environment full of organisms helps in the digestion of certain kind of food when the stomach and small intestine are having difficulty in digesting consumed…

The Perfect Diet

Im not a foodie, those that know me would agree that I’m domestically challenged. A career girl. I eat for fuel. I don’t have the kind of relationship with food or cooking that many enjoy, where it brings pleasure. Its not my hobby, or…

Sugar Addict? Yes you..

Sugar Addict – Yes that’s you! Can eating high sugar foods for 60 days cause fatty liver disease, an increase in belly fat, significant weight gain, lethargy, and mood swings? Yes absolutely. But the surprise in this story is the question. Can 60 days of eating low…

Melatonin for sleep – is chronic sleep deprivation making you sick?

Chronic sleep deprivation is causing havoc. Remember what happens to your body when you sleep? Your cells repair If you are young – you grow You regenerate You heal Neurotransmitters and hormones are produced packaged and ready for delivery Action potentials in cell membranes…

5 Things you may not know about gut health

Some of the most common complaints I hear in clinic are tiredness, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation and/or diarrhoea. All related to Gut Health. 1 in 5 adults in western countries suffer from gut health issues.(1) These symptoms are quite obviously gut related, but did you know…

Gut Health with Dr Rach and Dr Cris Beer

Gut Health | The path to optimal wellbeing starts in the Gut. There are more organisms in your microbiome than there are cells in your entire body – you are reliant on these symbiotic friends to keep you alive. The Gut is where you extract the life giving nutrients…